Friday, October 9, 2020

Hara Arena Being Demolished

The former home of the Dayton Hamvention® is being torn down. Demolition of Hara Arena began in late September and, according to the Dayton Daily News, the process is expected to take four-to-six months. Hara Arena closed in 2016 and the buildings suffered significant damage last year from a tornado. 

The Daily News reports that the arena's new owner is in negotiations with "a global company to put something on the property," but no additional details were available. The newspaper also reports that the letters spelling out "Hara Arena" on the front of the main building will be saved from the wrecking ball and will be auctioned in the future, with proceeds going to a local charity.